Tara's Travels!


I'm not sure why I do this, it's something beyond my control but still makes me feel deliciously naughty and carefree at the same time!

When i'm on a plane i'm prone to a fizzing bursting sensation with promises of the unknown seeping into my core. When the plane takes off and gradually increases it's speed on the runway, just at the crucial moment, the crescendo, the high that's finally arrived...

I always do the same thing, it's an automatic reaction. I lift my feet into the gorgeous weightlessness of the air and point my feet into a ridiculous parody of a goose step! Not intentionally I hasten to add!

The excitement bubbles until it seeps out into my gradually stiffening, erecting legs! I bloody love it when a plane takes off! The thrill of the increasing speed (and potential fatality) makes me giddy!

It feels as if i'm on a spaceship launching out into the unknown. The feeling that i'm venturing somewhere new, somewhere i've never been before is heady indeed!

I booked the flight with my usual abandon wanting adventure and forgetting the fact that I had nowhere to stay and had not planned ahead. Half the fun in my eyes.

Royal Nepalese airlines. As I write this, i've never flown on a more pleasant flight. The staff were charming, pouring a (rather marvellous) shiraz free of charge throughout the flight. As soon as i'd finished supping (i doubt it was very long) a friendly face was there offering a top up! (Bloody champion! I thought i'd died and gone to heaven!)

I was privileged to meet a most charming man, a Nepalese man who entertained and captivated me with his stories throughout the flight. He was also partial to copious amounts of wine. We got on like a house on fire!

I was feeling beautifully warm and blurred round the edges and frankly pissed during the latter stages of the flight.

I think he may have offered me his number in a gentlemanly kind of way. If I got stuck in a strange new country etc

I vaguely remember the plane touching down in Nepal and looking vacantly for my bag which (obviously) was in my overhead locker. The plane seemed to land in no time and my poor sozzled alcohol soaked brain hadn't quite caught up!

An image that I will never forget was my exit from the Airport. I emerged blinking, fuzzy in a haze of alcoholic bewilderment and saw goats and turkeys wondering wild around the road! At that moment it dawned on me,

Tara you daft bugger!

Here we go again!

© Tara Carbery.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well that's an adventure for sure! I have come to my senses in a strange town and no clue how I got there. That's when I started to realize maybe I should give up the booze. LOL

Loved the hub and the adventure!


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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK Author

Hi Bill, lovely to hear from you fella. I found myself in so many strange places and dangerous situations after a bender it's amazing that i'm here to tell the tale! It really does become mental when you drink those amounts! We both know that! At least we can see the funny side. It weighs down on you forever dwelling on the negatives of which there are too many to mention! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. All the best.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A wonderful and amusing tale. Enjoyed much.

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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK Author

Hi Gypsy, thanks very much.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Quite a tale! I, too love the take off of a plane. It's exhilarating and makes my tummy tickle!

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Redberry Sky 4 years ago

Ha! Love it!

Apropos of nothing, I have to say that I've always wanted to keep a goat. Probably that's just because I hate mowing the lawn, though.

Love reading your adventures. Fantastic atmosphere and little twists and turns.

Voted much uply :)

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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK Author

Hey brave, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I love the build up of excitement and the delicious dipping of your stomach it's like being on a roller coaster!

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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK Author

Hi Red, I would too love a couple of Goats, Pigs and chickens! In fact I would love to have a little 'Tara farm'. I love animals and much prefer them to children if the truth be known! Great to hear from you.

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austinhealy 4 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

You are quite a story teller and I like your brutal honesty. You write pretty nicely too. In short, I read several of your hubs and I enjoyed everyone of them. Obviously, you know what you write about and it shows. Great work!

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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK Author

Hi austin, lovely to hear from you. Thank you. I will check you out too. Tara.

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Tara. A great story which brings me a smile. Have you settled down yet? a free spirit indeed.


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Peanutritious 3 years ago from Cheshire, UK Author

Thanks Graham, glad you enjoyed it! No! I've not settled down yet but sadly haven't the cash for more foreign adventures at the moment!

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